Cambridgeshire

Second arrest over 1970s Peterborough murder

Murder victim Sally McGrath
Image caption Miss McGrath was last seen with a man in a Peterborough pub

A second man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 22-year-old woman in Cambridgeshire 30 years ago.

The suspect, who is 53, was arrested in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on Friday afternoon and is due to be taken to Cambridgeshire for questioning.

Sally McGrath disappeared in Peterborough in 1979 and her body found the following year.

Detectives have been granted extra time to question a 58-year-old man.

He was arrested in Fareham, Hampshire, on Tuesday, and is also being questioned in connection with seven other linked serious sexual offences.

Officers were given a further 24 hours by a district judge.

Miss McGrath, who was living with her parents in Towler Street, Peterborough, was last seen on the afternoon of 11 July 1979 at the Bull Hotel, Westgate, in the company of a man.

Her body was discovered partially buried in Wild Boar Spinney at Castor Hanglands in March 1980.

A post-mortem examination revealed she had died from a blunt force injury to her head, but it is not known what caused the injury.

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